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Storm Watch 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug Cairns, John Mattson, 1980
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Submitted By: Brian Weinstein on Sep 29, 2006
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Description 

Itching for some more handcracks after ticking Spectreman? Check out the upper tier of The Heap (South Face). This is a great pitch of thin hands to layback fingers to a wide crux exit. Belay/rap at the anchors atop the formation.


Location 

Climb any of the pitches on the lower tier (Approach, Country Swing, Call Me Barney) to access the upper tier where there are a couple handcracks along with a chimney and fingercrack.


Protection 

Thin hands and some fingers (i.e., #0.4 Camalot or orange TCU through #2.5 Friend, etc..) I only placed 1 #2 Camalot size above the crux, ... not needed.



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By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 9, 2009

Great pitch, and great warmup for Spectreman.

Take a nut and place it in the crack at the top to keep the rope out of the crack where the crack kicks back and transitions to lower angle slab. The crack is perfect rope size here. I fell seconding and wedged the rope into the crack. Could not pull the rope from the top and was too far down to free from the bottom. We were able to self rescue, but it took some time away from the other climbs we wanted to do.